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Title: Follow-Up Evaluation of the Lucas County Adult Probation Department's Sobriety Through Other People (STOP) Program
Author(s): E J Latessa
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 34
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Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This evaluation examines the effectiveness of the Sobriety Through Other People (STOP) program of the Lucas County (Ohio) Adult Probation Department in providing increased contacts and services to 102 alcoholic probationers over the 3-year period from August 1984 through August 1987.
Abstract: The STOP program was inaugurated in May 1981 to provide inhouse alcoholic treatment to probationers and their families. The purpose was to determine the impact of intensive supervision, improved service delivery, and increased surveillance on alcoholic probationers, and to serve as a basis for a program to divert similar offenders from overcrowded penal facilities. Only cases admitted before 1987 were included in this evaluation, which compares the performance of 102 alcoholic probationers placed on intensive supervision to 101 probationers placed on regular supervision. The two groups were matched according to basic demographic variables. Inprogram data and outcome data were analyzed using a variety of statistical techniques. Findings indicate that the STOP clients scored higher on the risk, need, and alcohol scales; reported more alcohol, psychiatric, and suicide history; received a wide range of support services and treatment; and were less likely to be released from probation and more likely to abscond, but were arrested and convicted less than the comparison group. Tabular data and 10 references.
Main Term(s): Intensive supervision programs
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Field sobriety tests; Probation evaluation; Probationers
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